We hope you have a very fine Thanksgiving next week! We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (11/21 & 22) for our own celebrations. We will be open again on "Black Friday", 11/23, and there's no need to get up and come shopping at Bear Patch while it's still dark!
Every year at this time, we ask for your thoughtful donations to make Christmas a memorable holiday for our friends and neighbors in need. Now is the time to turn to all of the good in our lives, and realize that we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to share. You can help make our final collection the best ever!
The White Bear Lions Club collects our donations of non-perishable food items to add to the local Food Shelf. Canned items, boxed meals and nutritious snacks are just a few of the items that can help hunger. Cash donations are also welcomed. Load up your wagon or car and come on down!
Toys are the holiday highlight for many youngsters! We welcome your donations of new, unused toys for kids of all ages! Imagine the smiling face of a child you don't even know, but who will know that some dreams really do come true when they open their package! The joy comes back to the giver manyfold.
A few items of clothing are also perfect for our collection! Mittens, gloves, socks and underwear are all needed especially for the winter months. You can help take the chill away for anyone out in the elements here. Try going without those things for just 1 day, and you will not be able to deny the need. And it's so easy to give! All sizes, from small to extra large, are needed.
In addition to the White Bear Lake area, we also support the Roseville Shop With A Cop program. Pull out a little bit of that stash fabric that is just sitting there on the shelf, and make some bright and cheery pillowcases! Remember you can buy new and fun designs at 20% off! It doesn't take long, and it means a lot to the kids and the cops. If you don't know how, we can help with that, or view one of many online videos for directions. Get together with your friends and combine your talents to create a pillowcase assembly line! And eat some Christmas cookies, too!
Donations of all of these things need to be in the store by December 14.
Bear Patch Quilting Co.
2199 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110